should our organisation consider the option to customise the Job
Role and Department demographics on the employee survey?
the option for programme participants to customise these survey
demographics for a number of reasons:
If you list
your organisation’s unique Job Role and Department titles
on the survey, then employees who come to those sections can more
readily identify which titles are appropriate for them to choose.
Employees will be less likely to simply select “Other”
because they aren’t sure how to answer. As a result, your
response data in the Job Role and Department demographic categories
will be more accurate and more valuable to you in pinpointing individual
areas of strength and opportunity.
choose to customise in order to maximise the amount of response
data they’re able to receive for review. To maintain respondent
anonymity, we do not report any response data for less than 5 individuals
in any one demographic category. By grouping smaller roles and departments
together, you will be more likely to capture 5 or more responses
than if you had used the multiple categories found on the standard
allows you to focus on any specific employee demographics that you
would like to measure. For instance, some companies customise their
survey to eliminate the Job Role and Department titles entirely
and only capture “Exempt” versus “Non-exempt”
demographics. Other employers designate separate geographic office
locations instead of Departments.
Job Role and Department survey categories can be found on the last
page of the Employee Engagement and Satisfaction Survey (see the
“Survey and Report Samples” link on the programme web
site). This link also contains a sample Employee Demographic Report
so you can view how the respondent data will be presented.
If you have
any further questions regarding customisation of the employee survey,
please feel free to contact Susan Springer at SusanS@BestCompaniesGroup.com.